The World T.E.A.M. Sports Board of Directors provides strategic vision and management for the organization’s efforts. The Board meets regularly to ensure the organization remains on mission and is performing efficiently.
2013-2014 Board of Directors
James M. Benson
Founder and Chairman, World T.E.A.M. Sports
CEO, Benson Botsford, LLC
Lon Dolber is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of American Portfolios, a firm which he founded in 2001. American Portfolios Financial Services Inc. is an independent broker-dealer with over 800 brokers and 375 branch offices with over 18 billion dollars under management. Lon has over 34 years experience as a financial service professional combining financial product and services knowledge with a strong technological and operational background.
In addition Lon serves as American Portfolios Chief Information Officer providing leadership and strategic thinking to the business challenge of using technology to provide service and support to the firm’s financial service professionals.
Mr. Dolber began his career in the financial services industry in New York City in 1978. Excelling as a financial services representative, he established a base of over 700 clients with 40 million dollars in assets under management. By the early 1990’s, Mr. Dolber was the Registered Principal of one of the largest offices of an independent broker dealer based in Bryan, Ohio. During this time period, Lon was responsible for branch development, recruiting and compliance for over 125 registered representatives.
Lon served on the FINRA District Committee # 10 (New York) from January 2004 through December 2006 and currently serves on the FINRA Technology Committee.
Since joining Florida Hospital in February 2013, Lieutenant General Mark Hertling serves as the Senior Vice President for Global Partnering, Physician Leadership Development, and the Healthy 100 Business. Prior to this, he served for nearly four decades as a Soldier in the US Army; at the time of his retirement in December 2012, he was Commanding General of US Army Europe. LTG Hertling commanded units at every level from platoon to Army, including training organizations at the National Training Center in California and the Joint Multi-National Training Center in Germany. He also commanded the Army’s 1st Armored Division in combat, during one of three combat tours.
LTG Hertling has a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), and holds Masters Degrees in History, International Relations and Exercise Physiology. In addition to working with Florida Hospital, Mark serves on the Advisory Panel of the non-profit organization “Mission Readiness,” and President Obama recently appointed him as one of 20 members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition. He is married to his best friend, Sue, and they have two sons and two grandsons. He loves being with family, reading history, bicycling, and any form of athletic activity.
Founder, 50 Eggs Productions and former Olympic Athlete
Peter D. Noris
New York, New York
George Puskar has been a leader in the U.S. institutional real estate industry for more than 40 years, heading the nation’s largest investment management company, Equitable Real Estate. He has also served on the boards of four NYSE listed real estate investment trusts, many trade associations and two universities. He has also been a leader in the disabled sports movement as a board member of World T.E.A.M. Sports since 1995 and a member of the Paralympic Advisory Committee. He has been an active participant, designer and fundraiser for many World T.E.A.M. Sports events including AXA World Ride, The Vietnam Challenge, Face of America, the 1996 Paralympic Torch Parade from the White House to Olympic Stadium in Atlanta, and most recently, the two Sea To Shining Sea cross-country bicyling events.
Senior Vice President, Fidelity & Guaranty Life
John C. Villar
Vice President and Senior Business Banker, Capital One Bank
Director of Philanthropy, The National Democratic Institute
USMC General (Retired)
Zack H. Bacon, III
David T. Blackburn
Nancy J. Ditz
J. Alston Gardner
Brian C. Halpern, M.D.
Willis J. Hulings III
G.W. Jim Johnson III
Peter D. Kiernan, III
Christopher J.W.B. Leggett, M.D.
Valerie Coleman Morris
W. Olin Nisbet, III
Patricia Potter, M.D.
Mark S. Richardson
Adrienne Foster Spelman
David H. Spencer
John D. Snodgrass
William J. Warner
David “Tiger” Williams